Derek Pridey, DVM – Owner

Moved to the area in January 2014 as an associate veterinarian for Countryside Veterinary Clinic. He is now owner and veterinarian at Hoxie Veterinary Service, P.A. Dr. Pridey grew up on a farm northwest of Leoti, Kansas and completed his doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 2006 at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Pridey most enjoys serving and assisting people with individual animal and herd health needs, as well as providing insight and resources to help them manage their operations. He is a member of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and Academy of Veterinary Consultants.

Katelyn Schiltz

Grew up in Oakley, Kansas where she graduated high school then went on to study at Colby Community College majoring in General Business and General Education. She is the receptionist focusing on client care. She started in January 2013 and enjoys the wonderful work environment and wonderful people in the community. She currently resides on a farm with her dog ‘Fritz’.

Rebecca Wentz, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician
Started in June 2017 and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. Her duties include assisting the veterinarians and animal care. Rebecca attended Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska majoring in Registered Veterinary Technology. She enjoys seeing happy, healthy pets getting to go home with their owners. She grew up in Clayton, Kansas and currently resides on a farm outside of Clayton with her boyfriend Cody and their three dogs.

Lauren Lambert

Veterinary Assistant
There is never a day that goes by that she doesn’t learn something new and no two days are the same in this line of work. She is a veterinary assistant and has been with Hoxie Veterinary Service since September 2016. She has learned many positions in the business to help fill in the gaps when needed. She went to Colby Community College and majored in Farm and Ranch Management with an emphasis in Beef. She resides in Palco, Kansas with her fiancé Chris Skov and their dog “Scooter”.

Hallee McKenna

Kennel Assistants
Is the newest member of Hoxie Veterinary Service starting in the fall of 2017, her responsibilities are to take care of boarding and hospitalized animals. She enjoys that every day is different and likes helping out when ever needed. She is from Selden and attends Hoxie Community High School.